We got the software all loaded on the cameras, and tested them for several hours automatically taking every 20 seconds. Everything worked perfectly.
We received our Spot Satellite Tracker, and we will need to activate and subscribe to the tracking service. The basic service is $99 a year plus $49 dollars a year for track progress which allows people to track it live online. Unfortunately you cannot subscribe for only a month, you have to subscribe for a whole year at a time. The nice about the Spot is it works even where there is not cellphone coverage.
We also received our Motorola Boostmobile cellphone, and an auxiliary battery supply to plug into the phone.
The external battery pack has 2 double A batteries in it and will help keep the cellphone alive so it will continue to transmit its GPS location. We will subscribe to Accutracking which will allow us to track the phone which will be in the payload container. This will give us two ways to track the payload container in case one of them quits working.
All of our devices will be using Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries. The last much longer then regular batteries and can survive very cold temperatures. They also do not slowly go dead, they hold their full voltage until they are almost dead and then they just go to 0 volts.
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Your name will be included on the flight manifest and a personal thank you from a very grateful 11 year old boy!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Receive (2) 4x6 photos from the highest altitude of the flight + your name on the flight manifest and a personal thank you from a very grateful 11 year old boy!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Receive (2) 5x7 and (2) 4x6 photos (all different views) + your name on the outside of the payload container, and a personal thank you from a very grateful 11 year old boy!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Receive a photo magnet of the best shot of the flight PLUS all of the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Receive an 8x10 photo from the top of the flight PLUS ALL of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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You will receive a beautiful 5x10 Desk Calendar with up to 4 different photos from the flight on it PLUS ALL of the above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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You will get to place your business card or similar sized card in view of the camera as it ascends to the near edge of space, at an altitude of approx 17-18 miles high. You will receive an 8x10 photo of your card at the apex of the flight PLUS ALL of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012